What would have happened if William of Normandy had lost the Battle of Hastings? What kind of nation would have been born if King Harald of Norway had conquered England?
David Haworth from Bare explores these scenarios in his debut novel, The Hidden Crown, a lot of which is set in the Lune Valley, as well as South Cumbria and Morecambe Bay.
David, who works for Lancashire County Council, said: “It is an alternate-history adventure story set in a 12th century where the Norse, rather than the Normans, defeated King Harold in 1066.”
The Hidden Crown is due to be released in both paperback and e-book on December 13 in the UK and North America, published by Top Hat Books.
David is married to Lindsay and the couple have two daughters.
Two-year-old Adelise is named after the child-queen character in his book.
“My wife was pregnant when I was writing the book so we decided to give the baby the name of the character,” said David.
Younger daughter Isabelle is 10-month-old.
David will be giving a short talk and signing session at Lancaster Library on Saturday December 14 at 2pm and a signing session at Carnforth Bookshop on Monday December 16, 2pm.